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KAPELLAS Christos
Sport Para athletics
NPC Greece   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthAthens, GRE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Areti Aggelidi, one daughter
Languages
English, Greek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Athens, Greece.
Why this sport?
His grandmother introduced him to athletics coach Dimitris Sklavounos.
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Greece
Location
Finland
General Interest
Hobbies
Hunting. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a European record in 2007. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Dimitris Sklavounos. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US diver Greg Louganis. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live each day as if it is the last." (star.gr, 19 Nov 2014)
Impairment
He was involved in a motorcycle accident in 1999, which resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; antapokritis.wordpress.com, 30 Sep 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2008 High Jump F44/46 1.81
7 2016 Long Jump T44 6.40
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2006 High Jump F44/46 1.77
6 2015 Long Jump T44 6.39
5 2015 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 45.52
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 High Jump T44 1.65
5 2016 Long Jump T44 6.37
6 2018 Long Jump T64 6.56